Education Minister to receive 'Man of the decade in Education' award
Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid is to receive the inaugural 'Man of the decade in Education Award' from the Jamaica College Old Boys' Association of New York on April 8.
Reid, a former master teacher at Munro College and former principal of Jamaica College is to be recognised for his contribution to the education sector.
He will receive the award at a fund raising event scheduled for the SVA Theatre in Manhattan under the patronage of Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks.
Reid will also deliver the keynote address at the function.
Re-branded as The Griffin Awards (The Griffys), the event has shifted from its traditional dinner-dance alumni formats, to a modern awards structure celebrating the achievements of Jamaicans in the arts, community services, education and technology.
The function will also feature the screening of Jamaica’s iconic film, 'The Harder They Come', to mark its 45th anniversary.
The old boys' association will recognise the central role played in the film by two Jamaica College alumni, Perry Henzell and Winston Stona, who will receive the 'Distinguished Alumni' award.
Excelsior High School alum Andrew Ewen, co-founder & CEO of Kobi Company, the inventor of the world’s first autonomous 3-in-1 lawn and garden care device, is slated to receive the 'Technology Innovation' award.
- Derrick Scott